Moderate Earthquake in NZ near Masterson, Mag 5 +/- 0.2

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There is some discrepancy on the magnitude.

USGS reports - M4.8 - 12km WNW of Masterton, New Zealand
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005h22#general
2016-04-11 19:41:06 (UTC)
Location: Lat 40.932°S, Long 175.514°E
Depth: 27.1 km (16.9 mi) - shallow. Folks in the vicinity definitely felt it.

Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude, centred near Masterton, rocks lower North Island (stuff.co.nz) attributed to Geonet
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/78809720/quake-rocks-lower-north-island

"In the minutes following the quake there were a series of smaller ones in the same area, measuring 2.9, 2.6, 3.2, and 3.3."

Did you get a signal Dave?
 

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There is some discrepancy on the magnitude.

USGS reports - M4.8 - 12km WNW of Masterton, New Zealand

yeah, I will believe the GNS report for this one. They have a very good saturation of sensors over the region
where as the closest 2 for the USGS are Wellington, NZ and Raoul Is, (NZ) around 500km nth of the North Island, NZ


Did you get a signal Dave?

only just saw some of the surface waves

"In the minutes following the quake there were a series of smaller ones in the same area, measuring 2.9, 2.6, 3.2, and 3.3."

Quite rich in small aftershocks, here's the last 24 hour
This also helps to confirm the M5+ status :)

mrz-seismic-drum.gif


Dave
 
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I was in the shower at the time, and my dad came in and asked if I felt the earthquake -- I didn't. It seems it occurred right below Masterton's water treatment plant.
 
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A guy on the radio asked if it knocked the froth off of your Latte :-)
 

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